Personality Predicts Job Success
For years psychologists turned to cognitive ability as a predictor of job performance:
The more intelligent people were considered more likely to succeed in the job. But intelligence alone is only part of the story, say researchers.
Creativity, leadership, integrity, thoroughness and co-operation also play major roles in a person's job suitability and productivity. Personality, rather than intelligence, predicts these qualities, said psychologist Joyce Hogan, PhD, of the University of Tulsa.